Øyvind Torvund - List of Works


The Stacks (2007) (9 min)
1. quartertonemarimba and electronics
2. version for cello and electronics.
With projected paintings on screen, made by Marc Bell.

Slideshow (2005) (7 min)
for solo saxophone.

Krull quest for cello and electronics (2004) (5.33)
With animated film on computer screen, or projection on screen.
Could also be performed with Hardanger fiddle, violin or viola.

Arie for solo soprano with megaphone. (2004) (11min)

Slått for solo viola, (scordatura) (2002) (5 min)
Intended to be played by heart.


A Lecture about ornaments (Foredrag om ornament) (2004) (4 min)
altoflute, clarinet (Bb) and keyboard, with pictures projected on screen.

Power Art for soprano, guitar and 2-stringed bass. (2002) (13 min.)

Album Cycle (2004):
Intro, Album 1, Album 2 (Flute, 2 Clar (Bb), 2 Trp (C) Keyboard, Percussion, 2 Vcl)

Plus Plus, Minus Minus
(2 Trp (C) Aplified Harpsichord/Keyboard, Percussion, 2 Vcl)

Tune Park (2006) (12 minutes)
for Bass-clar, acc, guit, 4hand pno, vn, vcl + various tape parts to be played from cd players, (through speakers matching the volume from the acoustic instruments.
composed for the Plus Minus ensemble, London.

Wolfstudies (2006) (10 minutes)
Bass- clar,trb,vn,vcl,2 perc+tape.
Composed for Ensemble Inc. New York
The tape part contains recordings of wolfs made by Lars- Erik Olsson, used by kind permission.

Plastischer Samba und déjà-vu, oder blaue Blumen in deinem Haar (2000) (12 min.)
fl, ob. git. perc. pno. kb.

Giants of Jazz (2000), (13 min.)
Alto sax, accordion and double bass


“How sound travels” (2006) (16 min)
Composed for Trondheim Sympohny Orchestra, with support from Arts Council Norway


Maploop (2006)
ensemble of 3-8 players, with additional video by Yorgos Sapountzis.


The Bandrom project is a combination of many pieces, creating a concert-happening with a polyphony of independent musical objects, characters or situations. It can last from one night up to several days. Each realization has a new set-up, relating to the given place and context, often creating a combination of very different concert situations.

Some main elements are always present: Musicians learning compositions by ear. Process-based pieces played simultanously with shorter, more concentrated pieces. The independent pieces are placed/played in different rooms, creating a larger spatial composition. Translations of visual elements into sound. (projection of pictures with a small musical comment or translation)

Bandrom is playing with the concept of tradition. Each realization makes new versions of existing works. By letting one musician teach a composition to a group of other musicians,
and letting them influence the piece with their way of playing and interpreting it. The result is not only a heterophonic melody, but also the sound of the learning process.

Pieces that are part of the Bandrom cycle: Krull quest, A lecture about ornaments, the Stacks, Tune Park, Nikos Kjellar, (1 min) for bassclarinet, percussion and tape. Shamanobil: for percussionist in driving car, with tape played on car stereo, Bmw-komposisjon, elektronic music for car stereo. ”Område-melodi” , for violin solo, to be taught forward to a group of other string players.

Street music various small compositions for guitar and bass.

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